Disney has announced the line-up on the upcoming “Essence Fest Primetime”, which will be live-streamed on Hulu from Friday 30th June 2023, to Sunday, 2nd July 2023, at 7 pm CT.  The Primetime live stream will feature many headliners, including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Megan Thee Stallion, and more.

ESSENCE Fest Primetime is a nightly five-hour star-studded live show, available to all Hulu subscribers at no additional cost.  Celebrity hosts will share highlights from the daytime experiences and exclusive virtual-only content, before viewers are taken inside the Superdome for the epic live music performances.

The performance schedule is as follows (all times CT, subject to change):


  • 7:34pm CT – Tobe Nwigwe
  • 8:23pm CT – Ari Lennox
  • 9:22pm CT – Juvenile
  • 9:48pm CT – Jagged Edge
  • 10:31pm CT – 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Curation by Doug E. Fresh
  • 11:27pm CT – Janelle Monáe
  • 12:12am CT (7/1) – Ms. Lauryn Hill



  • 7:30pm CT – Coco Jones
  • 8:28pm CT – West Coast All-Stars featuring Ice Cube
  • 9:57pm CT – Monica
  • 10:33pm CT – The South Got Something to Say Curation by Jermaine Dupri
  • 12:31am CT (7/2) – Missy Elliott



  • 7:30pm CT – Muni Long
  • 8:28pm CT – In Real Life: 50 Years of Women of Hip-Hop Curation by Angie Martinez
  • 9:46pm CT – Tems
  • 11:05pm CT – Wizkid
  • 12:05am CT (7/3) – Megan Thee Stallion

Since 2020, Hulu has become the destination for live events, including an impressive music offering that brings some of the country’s most iconic festivals into the homes of all subscribers.  From June through October, Hulu will serve as the Official Streaming Destination for at least one festival a month, with livestreams of Bonnaroo in June, the ESSENCE Festival of Culture™ in July, Lollapalooza in August, iHeartRadio Music Festival in September, and Austin City Limits Musical Festival and iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina in October.

This year Disney returns to the ESSENCE Festival of Culture as a major entertainment sponsor to celebrate Black culture and community across its brands, content, talent, and experiences through performances, panels and more.

For updates about ESSENCE Fest Primetime throughout the weekend, please visit hulu.com/essencefest.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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